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By 2025, the nation is set to own production technologies of at least 10 vaccines, whilst also being capable of producing at least three.
The programme will greatly contribute to enable the country to master technologies for vaccine production whilst building a capacity for domestic organisations and companies specialised in vaccine R&D and production in order to improve the nation’s readiness to potential epidemics in the future.
Through the plan, the production of all domestic vaccines will come up to international standards and will sufficiently supply the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation. The country is also looking forward to exporting its home-grown vaccines in the future.
By 2025, the nation is set to own production technologies of at least 10 vaccines, whilst also being capable of producing at least three. As a result the figures will reach 15 and five, respectively, by 2030.
This will contribute to meeting the goal of the programme to improve legal framework and amend legal documents to boost the acceleration of development, trial, and approval of domestic vaccines. It will also promote the use of both the latest and conventional technologies used for producing vaccines against COVID-19, cancers, and others.
The Ministry of Science and Technology has therefore been assigned to co-ordinate efforts with the Ministry of Health and relevant ministries and agencies to implement the scheme. The Ministry of Health, meanwhile, is responsible for creating all possible conditions for developers to conduct studies, clinical trials, verifications, and approval of vaccines./.